Tim Reede Guitars Introduces the Mercury

A boutique-level guitar with some customizable features.

Minneapolis, MN (August 22, 2016) -- Tim Reede introduces the little brother to the Apollo. The Mercury has a more compact chambered alder body with a carved maple top. The C-shape rock maple neck and ebony fingerboard has 22 jumbo frets with a 25.5" scale length. The smooth neck/body transition gives very comfortable access to the upper frets. The Graph Tech wrap around bridge is available with Ghost piezo saddles. Gotoh 510 tuning machines and Lollar Imperial humbuckers are sure to please discerning players. As always, you can order custom features.

Street price starts at $2980.

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